Monday, March 31, 2014

Teavivre



I was asked several weeks ago by Teavivre if I was interested in tasting some of their teas.
Since tea is one of my favorite things, I didn't hesitate and said "YES"!
My package arrived late last week.
I quickly opened the box, reached in, and picked the first tea to taste --
Organic Superfine Dragon Well Long Jing Green Tea.
(Clicking on the links will give you even more information about this tea.)



Tea Collage


The tea leaves are a lovely jade green and sword shape -- all very much the same size.
When I opened the package there was a slight grassy smell and after steeping
I picked up a slight hint of spinach (that's great -- I love spinach).
I steeped and tasted at 1 minute, 3 minutes and 6 minutes. 
At one minute the taste was very light, mellow, almost sweet.
At three minutes, the taste was a bit stronger with some of the nutty flavor starting to appear.
At six minutes, there was no bitterness at all and the nutty flavor was strong. 
The color was still this lovely yellow-green.


Known in China for more than 1500 years, Dragonwell is still hand picked and processed according to the ancient methods of "Cha'Ching" or "the way of tea."
Dragonwell is famous for promoting mental alertness.
I can see why this was the favored tea of the Chinese emperors. 


Tea to the Chinese is like wine to Westerners,
With changing colors, aroma and taste.
There are many different kinds to suit individual and social tastes,
and able to refresh the palate, restore the spirit and can be medicinal.

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a delightful cup of tea!

A big thank you to our tea party hosts:




15 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Snap,
I have a package of that same tea although I have yet to try it. Looking forward to it after reading your post. Thanks for sharing and joining me for Tea Time.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth Laverty said...

How fun to get to try new types of tea! They sound interesting.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice tea review Snap. I have Dragonwell but really don't care for it, must be the grassy, spinach like flavour. Or, it could just be that jasmine is my favourite and nothing else will compare. :-)

Michelle said...

This sounds like an interesting tea that I would like to try.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I nice hot cuppa sounds so good right now and you just inspired me to go find a decaf.

Thanks, my friend. May you have many happy healthy sipping days! Hugs!

Vee said...

Now that sounds like a fun experience to give a tea review. It was interesting to see the shape of the tea. Spinach? Well that made me take notice!

Ruth Weston said...

Interesting...a new tea to try...one I haven't heard of! How fun! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Bernideen said...

Your tea review will please them! It also helps readers when picking tea and so glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea!

Cindy said...

Wonderful the choices of tea there is out there today. I do the same as you, test at different levels of steepness

simply bev said...

I'm sitting here with a cup of tea as I read my blogs for the day! Yours looks really interesting. I'll have to find some!

Terri said...

Mmmmm, that tea sounds so wonderful! Glad you were given the opportunity to sample. Great idea to try out different steeping times.
Hugs,
Terri

my cup of tea said...

Sounds like a very interesting tea. Worth a try! Thanks for sharing!
~Donna~

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Ehat fun and great descriptions! xox

Princesa Nadie said...

Sharing a cup of tea with you again has been a pleasure
Love

Poppy said...

A very interesting tea critique, Snap! Enjoyed your take on these teas and you've got my curiosity steeping about these brews!

Enjoy!

Poppy